Google Support India's COVID-19 Fight-contributed 135 crores-CEO Google

[Edited By: Vijay]

Monday, 26th April , 2021 12:14 pm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Monday that his company is funding Rs 135 crores UNICEF and the non-profit Give India for medical supplies, supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information about the deadly virus.

“Today we’re announcing 135 Crore INR ($18 million USD) in new funding for India. This includes two grants from, Google’s philanthropic arm, totalling 20 Crore INR ($2.6 million USD),” the company said in its blog.

Google Inc has extended support to India as it grapples with the most devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with a record-high number of daily cases and overflowing hospitals.

The first is to Give India to provide cash assistance to families hit hardest by the crisis to help with their everyday expenses. The second will go to UNICEF to help get urgent medical supplies, including oxygen and testing equipment, to where it’s needed most in India, it added.

Google employees to donate 3.7 Crore                                   

The funds also include donations from Google employees, who have contributed 3.7 Crore INR ($500,000 USD) for organizations supporting high-risk and marginalized communities. Besides this, the tech giant has also increased Ad Grant support for public health information campaigns.

Infections in India have crossed 3 lakh per day, leaving hospitals unbearably full and supplies critically low. As many as 3,52,991 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload to 1,73,13,163.

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